By Gilbert Aman – Wednesday February 20, 2019.
A Cameroonian local authority has banned a Mayor from holding public meetings and manifestation. Augustin Mbang Ndongo, the Divisional Officer of Bafang, a city in Cameroon’s West Region handed down the ban in a communiqué signed Tuesday, February 19, 2019, National Telegraph has obtained a copy.
In the order, Pierre Kwemo, Mayor of Bafang, a Municipal Council in Upper Nkam, a Division in the West of the country has been banned from holding any public meetings or manifestations in his town National Telegraph has learned.
National Telegraph learned that the Mayor had prearranged a meeting with some stakeholders of his town for Sunday, February 24, 2019, before the decision was signed, coming barely a week after he was released from prison.
The mayor gained his liberty Tuesday, February 12, 2019, after spending a month one day at Kondengui, a detention facility in the country’s capital in Yaoundé.
Accused of Depredation by Band, he was arrested on January 11, 2019, and whisked to Yaoundé where he was detained. His arrest sparked protests in Bafang, in the West and Loum in the Moungo Division in the Littoral region.
Mayor Pierre Kwemo is also a business tycoon and owner of Union des Mouvements Sportifs (UMS), a football club with headquarters in Loum, a thing that pulled much support and sympathy during his arrest, locals told National Telegraph.